Moriches NY Avon Representative Celebrates Success
Moriches NY Avon Representative Celebrates Success at
Avon RepFest 2017 in Nashville
Barb Barry Joined Thousands of Avon Representatives Who Rocked Music City at this annual Business-Building Event and Celebration of Top Sellers
Acclaimed Special Guest Speakers Tim Gunn, Kindra Hall, Jon Gordon, Victor Hugo Manzanilla; Musical Performances by Nashville’s Own Champagne Dynamite, Adair’s Run, Sixwire and Tom Yankton
Moriches, NY, August 15, 2017 – New Avon (“Avon”) Representative Barb Barry from Moriches recently attended RepFest 2017, Avon’s annual Representative convention. From August 5-7, 2017, over 6,000 savvy beauty entrepreneurs from across all fifty states gathered at Nashville’s iconic Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center for three days of inspiration, recognition and celebration of successes in selling and recruiting.
Scott White, Chief Executive Officer of New Avon, and Betty Palm, U.S. President, Social Selling, New Avon delivered keynotes sharing Avon’s commitment to being the best social selling company in North America.
“RepFest is the one time each year all our Representatives come together to share their experiences with each other. We aim to empower them by providing programming in leadership, the latest beauty trends and social selling tactics that can give them an edge,” said Ms. Palm. “Barb’s participation in RepFest is proof of her entrepreneurial spirit and desire to grow her business in dynamic new ways. We’re thrilled to have been able to celebrate her successes, both personally and professionally, at this year’s conference.”
Success at Avon RepFest 2017 in Nashville
“RepFest this year was an incredible experience; the conference provided me the opportunity to grow professionally and connect with so many other like-minded entrepreneurial women and men,” said Barb Barry. “We are lifelong learners, an essential trait for entrepreneurship in today’s sales landscape, but more importantly we inspire and learn from each other,” she added. “I hope that my own experience will encourage others in the Moriches community to feel empowered to pursue their business goals.”
This year’s event featured notable participants, exciting announcements and inspiring programming, including:
- A surprise appearance by host of “Project Runway” Tim Gunn, who took the stage to announce that Avon is the official makeup sponsor for the series’ 16th season, premiering August 17 at 8pm ET/PT.
- A “Rock on the River” blow-out concert and Riverwalk takeover featuring local bands Champagne Dynamite, Adair’s Run, Sixwire and musician Tom Yankton.
- An illumination of the unmistakable Pedestrian Bridge to glow in Avon’s signature pink hue.
- An invigorating speech by admired speaker and author Kindra Hall on the power of storytelling. Hall provided insight on mining quality stories and sharing them in an effective way to communicate your passion.
- An inspirational keynote by best-selling author and motivational speaker Jon Gordon on his secrets to success.
- Educational and immersive seminars for Avon Representatives across all different stages of their Boss Life journey and led by the best in the business – successful Avon Representatives. Session topics included: “Conversational Selling – From Opportunity Taker to Opportunity Maker,” “Best Practice Sharing and Action Planning,” and “Outreach- Connecting with People,” among others.
- Skincare and Color Certification classes designed to build confidence for Representatives selling skincare and color products.
Success at Avon RepFest 2017 in Nashville & Beyond
Those interested in becoming an Avon Representative, or finding an Avon Representative to purchase products from, visit http://barbieb.avonrepresentative.com
About New Avon LLC
New Avon LLC (“Avon”) is the leading social selling beauty company in North America, with independent sales Representatives throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. Avon’s product portfolio includes award-winning skincare, color cosmetics, fragrance and personal care products, featuring iconic brands such as ANEW, Avon Color, mark.by Avon, and Skin So Soft, as well as fashion and accessories. Avon has a 130 year history of empowering women through economic opportunity, and supporting the causes that matter most to women. Together, Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women have contributed over $1 billion globally toward eradicating breast cancer and domestic violence. Learn more about Avon and its products at www.avon.com.
Barb Barry is a mom, daughter and sister. She works full-time as a pediatric RN. Barb grew up and still lives on Long Island in New York. She started an Avon business 4+ years ago. Barb is building her team and enjoys online marketing.
One of the things that Barb loves so much about working her Avon business online is the freedom it gives her to work from home. Connecting with customers and team members online via Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. Be sure to follow the social pages (see the links above this section). Another thing Barb loves about being an Avon Representative online is being able to help other representatives through the many online groups she belongs to. Managing her own FB business page, customer group and team group enhances her network.
Barb’s Hobbies & Travel
Her hobbies include coloring (favorite iPad app is Recolor), crocheting and quilting when time allows. She also loves to travel via motorcycle although she has not been on any road trips lately. Places traveled via ‘bike’ include: Bar Harbor, Skyline Drive, Lake George and more. Good company, food and wine make her happy. Her bucket list trips include: Hawaii, California and South Dakota to name a few. She is still toying with the idea of learning to ride her own motorcycle. Attending RepFest 2017 in Nashville last August was a dream trip. Barb has been a ‘country music‘ fan for years. 2019 will take her to New Orleans for another RepFest. Barb also loves good food and wine.
Her journey with Avon started years ago. In 1999 she became a representative for the first time when her son was just a toddler.
After September 11, 2001, she went back to school, nearly 40 years old at that time. Her Avon business got put on the back burner during this time while she pursued a career in nursing, she graduated in 2005. Barb works full-time as a Registered Nurse at a Children’s Hospital on Long Island.
Over the years, many family and friends would ask if she was still involved with Avon. It didn’t take much thought, so she rejoined the Avon Family in January 2015. It’s been full steam ahead.
What Barb’s Doing Now
Currently servicing customers throughout the USA via the internet, this blog, social media and her eStore. Barb loves sharing Avon’s products, promotions and opportunity with others. Through Avon’s free online training for representatives, Barb acquired her Skin Care Specialist Certification. She is looking forward to visiting New Orleans, LA for Avon’s National Convention aka RepFest which she will attend this summer with her sister. Barb continues to work as a pediatric RN at a local hospital. She hopes to retire from nursing in about 7-10 years and will work her Avon business full-time then.
She achieved her goal for 2018 and reached President’s Club Level (10,000 sales annually) and continues building her team (Team Blooming Beauty Bosses). Being a full-time Avon Representative is Barb’s retirement plan, her involvement in Avon Leadership will help her achieve that goal.
Barb’s son is now grown is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. With great sadness, Barb lost her mom early in 2019 after complication caused by a Stroke. Her father and sister live nearby and has a brother that lives in NC. She loves the way that her business fits into her life is using it to achieve her future financial goals.
My Avon Story
I started my Avon business as a way to earn extra money. Selling Avon to family, friends and coworkers. Over the years, I realized that my passion for being an Avon Representative was growing so I expanded my customer base with the help of the internet. I have customers all over the United States now. I continue to build my Avon business because it allows me to supplement by current income. Truly enjoy servicing customers near and far by sharing the wonderful products that the NEW AVON, LLC has to offer.
I love networking with other representatives and had the pleasure of meeting so many during my visit to Nashville for REPFEST in August of 2017. My next steps will included expanding my team and achieving President’s Club sales level again in 2019 or beyond... I am looking forward to working my Avon business full-time when I retire from nursing in a few years. Avon will be my retirement plan, do you have one? Having my own business makes me feel empowered, independent, confident and yes, beautiful inside and out.
Most direct sales company representatives join to earn extra money or get their products at a discount. Some become very successful. The best advise that I can give to anyone looking to start a direct selling business is that you will not get rich quick overnight. It takes time and consistency to develop and build relationships with your customers and team members. In the end, those of us that succeed are the ones that never give up on their goals and dreams. I have learned this to be true for everyday life too.
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